It’ really not a comforting feeling to walk into a building and hear running water.
Sunday afternoon I was at the Shues house finishing up lunch and a great conversation. I began to walk back home for a well deserved nap and decided to walk through the church because I had left my cell phone in my office. As I walked toward the foyer I noticed the sound of running water and a huge puddle right outside the office. I walked into the bathroom and the urinal was on and overflowing. So I quickly called the Shues (fortunately a couple of their boys were home too) and a trustee and they came rushing over. Brenda went downstairs to look for a mop and lo and behold the water had made it’s way into the basement. You could have almost floated a boat down stairs.
So the cleanup began. We had two shop vacs, mops, fans and dehumidifiers all pumping away. Eventually everything got cleaned up. The basement is still drying out today, but it’s doing pretty good today. On the bright side, because of a fluke, we caught the mess after only a few short hours. The other possibility would have been that the people who showed up for the funeral reception would have found it on Monday morning. That would have been really bad. As it is now, the worst that has happened is that we lost a few ceiling tiles and part of the carpet got cleaned.